Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Coming to an End

The year, that is. Quickly and with rain.

I've put off typing anything the past couple of days because there is just so much that it's jumbled up in my head. The reason for this blog was to keep a journal to remember things, but I think I've already forgotten things that happened last week.

I'll try to sort it out tomorrow and get some pictures posted. We had SUCH a good time during the past week-and-a-half. Everyone is safely home now except Mike who is very close.

This is the first journal I've ever kept for a whole year. I'm so proud of myself. It wasn't exactly what I thought it would be last January 1st. I'm not exactly what I thought it would be, but it's been a whole lot of fun for me. A few people don't "approve" of it but the few who do read it have had fun along with me.

At least three people say they have trouble making comments, and I'm sorry for that. I love to hear what people think! When I post a comment, I type in my sentence(s), do "review". When I get the message that it didn't work, I hit "review" again, and the second time I see what the comment is supposed to look like. Then I hit "publish" and it always works. A lot of trouble, and I'm not sure why it's so ornery.

I'm also trying to post a book list and project list on the blog so I can feel a little sense of accomplishment this coming year. I kind of dropped the ball on sewing - completing projects and posting pictures of my past finished items - and reading. It might have had something to do with a wedding and the listing of the house, but I imagine a lot of it was procrastination.

I might even make a few New Year's resolutions. Nothing vague (like living a healthier life - which is kind of a no-brainer) and nothing specific (like finish 18 projects this year - which makes me nervous) but doable ones. The first one that comes to mind is take my pills every day whether I have a banana to get them down or not.

I do appreciate the ones who have stuck with me and encouraged me. I'm open to any suggestions to make the blog less boring - but again - it's just a journal of my life, and I can't make up things. . . very often!

Tomorrow is my wrap-up day. Last chance to talk about 2009. Hopefully I'll do it and get ready for 2010.


  1. I love reading your blog and wish I could do it myself.

  2. Hi Happy New Year. Enjoy your blog/journal. Looking forward to reading it next year. Glad everyone made it home for the holiday.

  3. Thank you both.

    Ida Beth, you can do it. Just try it. You probably have a lot more interesting things to talk about.

    Barbara,we have some catching up to do. Hopefully soon!

  4. Becky, it was such a treat to discover this blog and I check it's listed in my "favorites" file. You write about such simple, but touching things and it makes me relize that we all have so much to be grateful...whether it's a new coffe maker or just reading a book and not feeling guilty about it. Keep up the writing - it always reminds me of something to think about.

    Linda Crews

  5. Thanks, Linda. It's sweet of you to say that. Feel free to join right in with your favorite things too - books, pictures, funnies. It makes me feel not quite so isolated.